Trump’s Election: Development Partners on Health React with Mixed Feelings

 (HealthPlus) Following the November 9 election of Donald Trump as US President, Stakeholders and development partners on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) programmes in Nigeria have been reacting with mixed feelings to the possible effects of some campaign messages by  the President-elect. Rising from the 4th Nigeria Family Planning Conference 2016, organised by…

Nigeria Acquires First Polio Modular Laboratory in UCH, urge to step up immunisation coverage

(Newsplus) THE RENEWED FIGHT against Poliomyelitis in the country has received a boost from US government with the commissioning of the first Polio modular laboratory within the premises of the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan built in partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Federal Government. The state-of-the-art polio modular laboratory located within the premises of…

‘Nigerian Students’ Population Largest in US Varsities’

(LifeStylePlus) THE US GOVERNMENT  2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange has shown that Nigeria has contributed the largest number of students from Africa in different Universities in United States reportedly up by 12.4% (about 1324) more than previous year. Ranking no one with 10, 674 students the country leads countries like Ghana which…

Rich, Not Poor Women Use Family Planning-Lagos Study

(LifeStylePlus) By: Dr Funmi OlaOlorun (PMA 2020 Nigeria Team) THE RICHEST WOMEN in Lagos State were more likely than their poorest counterparts to report using a family planning method. This is a finding from a recent survey by the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020-Nigeria (PMA2020-NG) research team and holds true for both modern methods [pills,…

FG to Establish Bank of Health, Directory of Facilities

(HealthPlus) AS PART OF the new health agenda for Nigerians in the second year of President Buhari Administration, Federal Government is to establish a Bank of Health (BoH) to enable private investors in healthcare access fund for the purpose. Health Minister Professor Isaac Adewole disclosed this in Lagos at the weekend when he gave a report of…

Pneumonia: Facts on Why it Remains Deadly

  (HealthPlus) SINCE THE YEAR 2009, November 12 has been marked as World Pneumonia Day. A time set aside to: Raise awareness about pneumonia which is world’s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5 Promote interventions to protect against, prevent, and treat pneumonia and highlight proven approaches and solutions in need of additional…